After weeks of high-handed dismissal in the face of mounting criticism, Mayor Parker and his cronies have abruptly imploded. In a breathtakingly inept donning of sackcloth and ashes corporate style, they've announced an expensive round of Dear Leader-style PR events, where the terminally odious Council CEO Tony Marryatt gets " out and about in the community in order to listen, learn and act on what people are thinking and feeling about their Council.".
Local author, PR flack and occasional hagiographer Felicity Price will mastermind this delicate operation. While others have likened Ms Price's task to polishing excrement, we're confident that the $80,000 of ratepayer funds allocated will be sufficient to remove any trace of political ordure from her sullied conscience.